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discussionI was reading an interesting article a while back about alternative comics vs. comedy club comics:

Alt Comic Vs. Club Comic: The New Bloods Vs. Crips?

The issue of hack stand-up comedy was mentioned. I left a comment about that, which was replied to by Phoebe Robinson, the author of the article.

Here was her comment:

Yes, I absolutely agree about the whole matter of bombing. Clearly, when that happens, there is either a disconnect b/t the comic and the audience or the jokes aren’t good enough. I think you bring up an interesting point with hacks, but don’t you feel like 9 times out of 10, they are able to get by because the whole point of being hack is doing material that is easily relatable? That’s how I have viewed it.
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Let’s assume for a moment that you’re a comedian, you hit the stage one night and manage to video a 5 minute set where you literally slay the audience at a level you have never experienced before.

I’m not talking about generating an average of 18 seconds laughter for each performing minute (minimum headliner performance level).

I’m talking about being ON FIRE – generating an average of 22-24+ seconds of audience laughter for each performing minute as evidenced by your video.
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